Monday, 15 June 2009

Joel Fisher – Blessings

Joel Fisher – Blessings
folded sheets of handmade paper with watermarks
2001, 28 x 28 cm
2002, 33 x 25 cm
2003, 33 x 25 cm
2004, 22 x 22 cm
2005, 25 x 35 cm

... There have been periods in history when the watermark was used as a vehicle to convey secret signals. Watermarks tend toward subtlety: seldom immediately evident, they are an insistent whisper rather than a shout.
I have to come to think of these papers as a blessing, or even as a protective talisman sent to protect, or who I feel need protection. Ours is a fragile existence: which of us have no need of protection?
Joel Fisher

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